Wednesday, October 24, 2012

intentional sin

thank God
for the small miracle
of intentional sin

for you

though you never were Saint Peter
for you,
i had copies made
of the keys to the kingdom

Friday, October 12, 2012


your maiden name,
they say
as if perhaps
you once possessed innocence 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

always Dylan

He says,
don't cry child
there's faith for that
and if that don't work
there's always Dylan

intent unspoken

here the breaking of the bread
veiled in context of their stark hotel room
as she undoes her belt
he his buttons

he a poor and broken god
coming to her
in the shedding of clothes
the wary looks 
quiet gestures 
intent unspoken 

this is my broken body,
for you 

take this 
for the forgiveness  
of whose sins? 

Thursday, October 4, 2012


the girl who sees the rain
sees your death in the steam

sees the turning of the wheel
the clear note of a bell

the steam
not having risen yet
tells the story

while the wheel turns
putting you on the bottom

the bell
tea's ready

the heat can burn
her tongue
the pain away